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Kasey Kahne, with an assist from Kyle Busch and Paul Menard, won Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and locked himself into the upcoming Chase playoff.
The victory was Kahne’s first of the season and came with just two races to go before the start of the Chase.
“Yeah, man, it took a [...]

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Vettel Voted Top Driver Of 2013 By RT Staff
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In discussing the 2013 RacinToday.com Driver of the Year vote this week, veteran racing writer Mark Armijo asked the following question: How can you punish a driver for domination?
Other RT voters answered back: You can’t.
Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel, who dominated a racing season like few others have in recent [...]

Tue, 12/31/13 – 18:48 | One Comment
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Andy Granatelli, a fixture in Indy cars and at the Indianapolis 500, died Sunday at age 90.
Granatelli is the former CEO of STP motor oil company who made a mark on motorsports as a car owner, innovator and entrepreneur.
Granatelli is a member of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, the Motorsports Hall of Fame of [...]

Sun, 12/29/13 – 20:59 | Comments Off
Update: Schumacher Has Second Brain Operation
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Michael Schumacher has undergone a second operation to remove another hematoma on his injured brain, reducing inter-cranial pressure the former Formula 1 World Driving Champion sustained in a skiing accident in the French Alps on Sunday.
While Schumacher’s condition reportedly has shown slight improvement, the seven-time champion remained in an induced coma in critical condition.
According to [...]

Sun, 12/29/13 – 19:19 | Comments Off
Dirty Kurty Cleaned Up His Act During Terrific 2013
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Colleague/boss Jim Pedley, founder and managing editor of RacinToday.com, emailed me on the morning after the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards telecast to note that he just cannot bear to watch the program anymore.
“Like fingernails on blackboard watching these guys try to be funny,” Jim said. And I bet [...]

Wed, 12/25/13 – 10:21 | 3 Comments
Sports Car Notes: Porsche Unveils Factory Drivers For TUSC’s Debut Season
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The driver lineup for the factory-backed CORE Autosport Porsche 911 RSRs that will compete in the GT Le Mans class in the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship were announced on Monday.
Car no. 911 will be driven by Nick Tandy of Great Britain and Richard Lietz of Austria, while car no. 912 will be driven by [...]

Mon, 12/23/13 – 13:21 | Comments Off
Rossi To Co-Drive DeltaWing Car At Rolex 24
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DeltaWing Racing Cars announced its 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona driver lineup on Friday.
The lineup includes American Formula 1 reserve driver Alexander Rossi, who will join Andy Meyrick and Katherine Legge.
British drivers Meyrick and Legge return to the team from the 2013 season, with Caterham’s 2013 GP2 and F1 reserve driver Rossi joining the roster. [...]

Fri, 12/20/13 – 9:58 | Comments Off
Dario On The Mend Physically, Emotionally
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The pain started for Dario Franchitti in his ankle. Then it moved to his head.  Not long after that, it had spread to his entire body. Perhaps the worst part came when it reached his psyche and the three-time Indy 500 winner suddenly realized that his competitive driving career was [...]

Fri, 12/20/13 – 9:42 | Comments Off
NASCAR Notes: Townley To Drive For Wauters
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John Wes Townley will compete full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series in 2014 for Wauters Motorsports.
The 23-year-old Townley, finished a career-best 11th in the Truck Series driver points this season while piloting the No. 7 Toyota Tundra for Red Horse Racing.
Townley, a native of Watkinsville, Ga., will continue his relationship with Toyota in [...]

Thu, 12/19/13 – 8:03 | Comments Off
Sato Returns To Foyt Racing For 2014 Season
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Takuma Sato will begin his second IndyCar Series season with A.J. Foyt Racing today with a test session at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway. The team confirmed Tuesday that Sato, 36, will continue to drive Foyt’s No. 14 ABC Supply Dallara/Honda in 2014, the native of Japan’s fifth season in the [...]

Wed, 12/18/13 – 10:26 | Comments Off
NASCAR Unveils New Specs
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NASCAR delivered the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rules package to race teams on Tuesday. The package was developed by a collaborative between NASCAR and the industry.
“It was important to get the final pieces of the rules package to teams as quickly as possible following the final tests last week,” said Gene Stefanyshyn, NASCAR vice [...]

Tue, 12/17/13 – 13:42 | Comments Off